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Litigation Reporter – Florida


This is a Full-time position in miami, fl posted March 25, 2023.

Discover where your talent fits best at ALM…
At ALM, we’re reinventing the way professionals use information, news, data, marketing solutions and events to manage the business of business. Headquartered in New York City and with offices worldwide, ALM brands have been serving their markets since 1843. Join our team of talented ALMers working to create an exceptional experience for our audiences and customers across the globe.
Who We Are…
Here at ALM, we are a customer-focused and market-driven company dedicated to the success of our internal customers and the customers we serve with our information products and marketing services and events. Our teams deliver premium content to professionals in the legal, financial services, benefits, consulting, property and casualty insurance, and real estate industries.
ALM, publisher of The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, and The Daily Business Review, is looking to hire a Florida-based Litigation Reporter who loves talking to sources, knows how to mine a beat for scoops and can find insights in legal stories that are often well covered by mainstream news outlets.
This is a high-profile assignment for a reporter who wants to write for a state and national audience. We are looking for an individual who is equipped to break news covering state and federal litigation, deliver analysis and quick enterprise treatments, as well as long-form features on issues and trends in Florida and beyond. We are looking for an individual who is equipped to break news, write sophisticated analysis and have a voice on social media. Good communication, time-management skills, curiosity and enthusiasm are essential.
ABOUT THE TEAM: As part of ALM’s global newsroom, the litigation team is focused on covering the news, trends and issues involving the most important cases and legal trends in federal and state courts. We put a premium on reporting on trends, problems and anomalies, while also tracking the key lawyers, judges and other players shaping the litigation landscape. It’s about covering trials, what wins them, what loses them, where things will go next for lawyers and their clients, and what’s going on in the courts.

  • You’ll be covering state and federal courts in Florida as needed, with particular emphasis on the state Supreme Court and federal appellate courts.
  • You’ll be covering important court decisions, monitoring filings to identify key suits, analyzing litigation and rulings to point out the key takeaways for readers, looking for trends, and undertaking investigative and enterprise reporting.
  • You will make connections and draw comparisons between your local and regional reporting and those of colleagues across ALM’s global newsroom, to spot national trend stories and projects that might appear in multiple publications.
  • Your audience will be highly sophisticated Florida attorneys and judges, as well as others working in the law sector across the nation.
  • You’ll produce breaking news stories on tight deadlines for readers of the Daily Business Review and other publications in major legal industry markets. You will also produce enterprise articles, including features and investigative pieces, while juggling daily news commitments. As a baseline, our reporters are expected to average at least a story a day and one enterprise story a week. Most exceed that.
  • You will write authoritatively on litigation issues of critical interest to legal industry professionals.
  • You will work well in a team environment with colleagues based around the world.


  • Must be able to write clearly, concisely, engagingly and authoritatively—and on a deadline.
  • Must be able to establish and nurture relationships with lawyers, judges and lawmakers.
  • Must thrive in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to juggle a stream of daily stories on tight deadlines with features and analysis.
  • Must be capable of writing 2-3 stories a day and an average at least one quick-turnaround enterprise story a week.
  • Must have a positive, can-do attitude
  • Must have good communication and time management skills and be a team player good at collaboration
  • Must be creative, curious and enthusiastic about using social platforms, video, interactive data, and other digital tools to enhance reporting and connect with readers.
  • Ideally, 2-3 years’ experience in a daily news environment and some experience with legal or business journalism is preferred, though recent grads are welcome.

Why you should join ALM…

  • Generous Benefit Plans for Medical, Vision & Dental Coverage
  • 401(K) Plan With Match
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Personal Days & Sick Days)
  • Summer Fridays – Early Office Closure
  • Paid Holidays
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Dependent Care & Medical Expenses
  • Parental Leave
  • Career Development Learning & Training Opportunities
  • Educational Assistance
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Employee Recognition Awards
  • Short-term & Long-term Disability Coverage
  • Flexible Work Schedules

ALM provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, ALM complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.